Balboa Park. San Diego’s Rich History.

Botanical Building, Balboa Park

The largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi, Balboa Park is called the “Smithsonian of the West” for the number of cultural institutions within the park. Built for temporary use during the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, the buildings here are beautiful enough to be considered attractions in themselves. But the real draw is…

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Taronga Zoo. Animals abound, but the view!

The view from the Taronga Zoo.

While Taronga Zoo might not have the most amazing collection of animals or the most stunning of enclosures, it has a view that is unmatched. Appropriately named, Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view.

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Hoover Dam. A Modern Marvel of Engineering.

Hoover Dam

25 miles south-east of Las Vegas, in the middle of the desert south-west, sits an engineering marvel. The Hoover Dam, built during the Great Depression of the 1930’s, spans the border between Nevada and Arizona and plays host to over a million visitors each year.

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Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Founded in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at the end of Cannery Row in Monterey Bay, California and the Jellyfish exhibit is second to none. The aquarium and its exhibits are widely popular and have an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors.

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